Dr. Keith Pyle received his dental degree from the Medical College of Virginia in 1997. He completed a one-year AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) in 1998 with the Bureau of Naval Medicine. Dr. Pyle practiced general dentistry for four years in the U.S. Navy and four years as an associate in private practice in Lynchburg and Virginia Beach. In 2006, he returned to school and in 2008 earned his Orthodontic Specialty Certificate from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Keith and his wife, Emily, have a daughter and a son: Ericka and Nathan.
Dr. Shepherd Sittason received his D.D.S. from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 1998. He then joined the U.S. Navy and served for two overseas tours, during which he earned his AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry). Helping and working with military families strengthened his interest in pediatric dentistry and in 2004 he separated from the Navy in order to pursue his career as a specialist. He returned to school to earn his Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in 2007 and became board certified in 2012. Though he’s lived in many places, he feels he couldn’t have chosen a better place than Lynchburg to settle and raise his two children together with his wife Jennifer.
Dr. Preston Stewart attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry where he discovered the joy of working with children. In 2016, he graduated with honors in Pediatric Dentistry. Afterward, he received his Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry from NYU Langone Health on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Stewart loves educating children and helping them navigate the dental experience. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, he is excited to return to the mountains as he enjoys hiking, camping, and kayaking. He and his wife, Rebecca, look forward to making Lynchburg their home and raising their family.
Captain Smiles joined the CDOL team in May 2013. He made his first public appearance at the Lynchburg Hillcats “Hit the Books Reading” Night and enjoys the friendly competitions with SouthPaw. On his mission to fight tooth decay, Captain Smiles spends a lot of time at schools teaching children about good oral hygiene.
Erin has been a member of the CDOL team since the summer of 2012. In November 2018, she took on the role of practice manager. In this role, Erin leads the day-to-day operations of the entire practice and exclusively manages our pediatric team. When she’s not at work, Erin enjoys spending time with her son and her two dogs, Barkley and Lilo.
Emily is originally from Massachusetts and went to school in upstate New York, where she met her husband. They moved to Lynchburg in spring of 2017 and Emily has been with our practice since. Emily loves animals and exploring her new home here in Virginia.
Kelly was born and raised here in Lynchburg. She graduated from E.C. Glass High School where she completed the dental assistant program. She joined the CDOL team in November of 2011 and Kelly really enjoys working with kids.
Crystal is a native of Lynchburg, but because she married a Navy man, she has moved a few times. She went to school for dental assisting in Virginia Beach, VA and joined the CDOL team in January of 2013. She has a passion for working with children and for the Lord and has two children of her own.
Lizzy is a certified dental assistant and joined CDOL in December of 2012. She graduated with honors from the Bryman Dental Assisting School in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1992. Lizzy has been married to her husband for over 20 years and they have two sons. She loves working in the field of dentistry and with children and finds her job to be challenging and rewarding.
Sierra is a native of Lynchburg and graduated from E.C. Glass High School where she completed the dental assistant program. She joined our practice in the summer of 2018 and can be found always wearing a smile.
Mindy grew up in California and graduated from San Diego State University. She moved to VA in 2004 with her family and has been with CDOL since it’s opening in 2008. She and her husband have two daughters together; one is in the nursing program at Radford University and the other plays both volleyball and lacrosse at VES.
Erica was born in upstate New York, but has lived most of her life in Virginia. She joined the CDOL team in 2014. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys. Erica finds joy in helping people achieve a healthy, beautiful smile!
Pam and her husband, recently moved back to the Lynchburg area, after retiring as house parents at a boys and girls home and joined our team in the spring of 2018. Pam loves working and helping children of all ages and loves the results of a rewarding “new smile”. In her free time she enjoys traveling, photography, scrapbooking and spending time with family & friends.